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2004 Penfolds Bin 389
- > South Australia
Community Tasting Notes 81
November 22, 2014 - Nose of smoke and licorice with some grilled meat. The palate is medium, crisp. Raw beef with a hint of herbs, currants and lots of blueberries. Good.
Loren Sonkin wrote: (90 points)
November 21, 2014 - Penfolds Tasting with 5 vintages of Grange and a bunch more (Downtown Cleveland): This was a last minute addition, so it saw about two hours of air prior to serving. The nose is dusty with black raspberries, blueberries and smoked meat. Nice. Both the nose and the palate are drinking well. Perhaps at peak but just barely. At ten years, this is ageing slowly. It is a blend of Cab and Shiraz. Nice juicy black raspberries, with layers of complexity. IIRC, this was about $30 on release and a great value. I think the price on new releases is at least double. I was surprised how young this drank.
Anonymous wrote: (90 points)
November 19, 2014 - Cabernet dominating the wine at the moment, quite firm tannins. Blackberries, plums and olives, bold oak but not overdone. Good wine, probably needs a bit more time and a really good decant before drinking.
November 12, 2014 - Struggled to drink after a couple of hours decant. Too rich, heavy oak, and a bit of a fruit bomb. However the next day was much more subdued, open and complex - not too bad. Needs anothe couple of years min. Open next bottle 2016 min.
MyCellar01 Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 4, 2014 - Decanted 30 minutes.
Glossy blood red opaque garnet in colour.
Heady nose of blackberry, mint, blood plum and licorice.
Fruit forward and spice hits the front palate, blackberry, black currant, blue berry delish.
Wonderful follow thru the mid palate with very integrated acidity and tannins finding a homogenous lingering finish of freshness.
A vibrant stage in its development, looking forward to many more.
A couple of hours open, fine chocolate tannins emerge.
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By Julia Harding, MW
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- Vintage 2004
- Type Red
- Producer Penfolds
- Varietal Cabernet-Shiraz Blend
- Designation Bin 389
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Australia
- Region South Australia
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation n/a
- UPC Code 9310297652792
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 2276 (77%)
- Consumed 675 (23%)